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HRD Wellbeing Summit Australia – Australia’s leading workplace wellbeing event is back to provide senior HR professionals with insights to increase productivity, retain employees and mitigate psychosocial risks through proven wellbeing strategies.  
 
Featuring practical sessions presented by HR leaders from top companies, this event offers innovative approaches to enable each employee to thrive at work. 

Engage in discussions on proven wellbeing strategies from forward-thinking companies at this unmissable event at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney on 22 May 2024.

WHY ATTEND?

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    Exchange ideas on designing effective wellbeing programs

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    Hear evidence-based wellbeing strategies from top HR leaders

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    Understand how to manage psychosocial risks in the workplace

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    Develop a workplace that supports psychological safety

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    Engage with HR peers face-to-face to discuss workplace wellbeing

Speakers


Farhad Ahmadzai
Farhad Ahmadzai

People Experience Operations Leader AU/NZ
Reece Group

Danila Di Trocchio
Danila Di Trocchio

General Manager – Reward and People Experience
Judo Bank

Jelena Dokic
Jelena Dokic

Former World No. 4 tennis player; Channel Nine commentator, speaker and bestselling author

Jessica Farrell
Jessica Farrell

General Manager, People & Culture
Publicis Groupe

Lucas Finch
Lucas Finch

Global Director of Wellbeing
Xero

Merril Hotchkin
Merril Hotchkin

General Manager – People, Performance and Culture
Metricon

Nicki Luther
Nicki Luther

Senior Director, Human Resources
Stryker

Catherine McNair
Catherine McNair

Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing
QBE

Dr Michelle Phipps
Dr Michelle Phipps

Chief People Officer
VetPartners

Gaya Srikumar
Gaya Srikumar

Senior Director People Experience, EM Asia & Developed Asia
Pfizer

Glenn Stewart
Glenn Stewart

National Director WHS & Wellbeing
St. Vincent’s Health Australia

Kiraly Wills
Kiraly Wills

Associate Director HR Agile Squad Lead Manufacturing & Operations APAC
CSL

AGENDA


  • Registration opens
  • Opening remarks from the Chairperson
  • Welcome remarks from the Event Partner
  • PANEL: Wellbeing program success stories

    Hear from Australia’s top companies as they share the details of their successful wellbeing programs that effectively support and retain their employees. This session will discuss real-world case studies and practical tips that you can implement in your workplace.

    • Examples of wellbeing initiatives that effectively supported engagement and retention
    • Holistic approaches to overall workplace wellbeing
    • Implementing policies to mitigate psychosocial risks, ensuring compliance
    • How can you determine the success of wellbeing initiatives?
    Panellists
    Nicki Luther
    Nicki Luther

    Senior Director, Human Resources
    Stryker

    Gaya Srikumar
    Gaya Srikumar

    Senior Director People Experience, EM Asia & Developed Asia
    Pfizer

    Dr Michelle Phipps
    Dr Michelle Phipps

    Chief People Officer
    VetPartners

  • Session details to be announced soon
  • Morning tea and refreshments break
  • KEYNOTE: Unbreakable

    In this captivating keynote, Jelena Dokic will share her journey as a professional tennis player, along with insights into her life after tennis. She will discuss the challenges she once faced as a refugee, growing up in poverty and dealing with domestic violence, and how these impacted her life and mental health. Hear about the resilience, lessons, perseverance and courage she needed to overcome adversity. An advocate for mental health and victims of child abuse and family violence, Jelena will highlight the importance of speaking up and sharing our stories, and of normalising conversations around these issues to help save lives.

    Jelena Dokic
    Jelena Dokic

    Former World No. 4 tennis player; Channel Nine commentator, speaker and bestselling author

  • Speed networking

    Expand your network, make connections, and meet fellow delegates in a structured networking session.

  • PANEL: Selecting cost-effective wellbeing benefits for your workforce

    In this session, three of Australia’s top companies will provide practical tips on how to determine and select wellbeing benefits to accommodate the needs of a diverse workforce. What does wellbeing mean for a multigenerational workforce, and how do we cater to everyone’s needs on a tight budget?

    • Prioritising the voice of employee – using feedback to understand what your employees want
    • Examples of cost-effective programs for a multigenerational workforce
    • Providing benefits aligned with diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives

     

    Panellists
    Catherine McNair
    Catherine McNair

    Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing
    QBE

    Jessica Farrell
    Jessica Farrell

    General Manager, People & Culture
    Publicis Groupe

    Danila Di Trocchio
    Danila Di Trocchio

    General Manager - Reward and People Experience
    Judo Bank

  • Networking lunch
  • LEGAL UPDATE: Understanding recent psychosocial safety changes

    What are the latest regulations in psychosocial risk management affecting employer’s obligations? This session will examine the current landscape of managing psychosocial risks in the workplace and key changes to expect in the year ahead.

    • Examining the increasing regulatory focus on psychosocial risks
    • Lessons from the Court Services Victoria OHS Act breach
    • Tips on revising risk assessments and policies relating to sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination
  • CASE STUDY: Developing a psychosocial risk management approach

    How do you ensure your company remains compliant in line with recent legislation on mitigating psychosocial hazards? In this session, hear how St. Vincent’s Health is managing psychosocial risks at work to maintain safe and supportive workplaces.

    • Collaboration between safety and HR teams on psychosocial risk assessments
    • Communicating and developing clear policies on psychosocial risks
    • Understanding the different levels and responsibilities of managers
    • Examples of holistic approaches that contribute to risk mitigation
    Glenn Stewart
    Glenn Stewart

    National Director WHS & Wellbeing
    St. Vincent's Health Australia

  • Afternoon tea and refreshments break
  • Prize draw announcements
  • FIRESIDE CHAT: How to maintain resilience through change

    From tough economic climates to major organisational changes, how can organisations support their workforces through challenging times? In this session, hear how Metricon builds resilience and effectively manages disruptive changes affecting its workforce.

    Merril Hotchkin
    Merril Hotchkin

    General Manager - People, Performance and Culture
    Metricon

  • PANEL: Minimising burnout across your organisation

    With employers’ increasing obligations to mitigate psychosocial risks, what can managers and employees do to reduce the prevalence of burnout? In this session, panellists will share proven strategies to address and mitigate burnout, to support and protect their employees.

    • How to identify the early warning signs of burnout at the individual, team and organisational level
    • Managerial practices and leadership styles to reduce employee burnout
    • Tips for rolling out effective workload management and one-on-one meeting programs
    • Sustainable strategies for preventing burnout recurrence, including organisational culture shifts, employee development programs and continuous feedback
    • Tech platforms that help to predict, assess, address and measure stress, anxiety and burnout

     

    Panellists
    Farhad Ahmadzai
    Farhad Ahmadzai

    People Experience Operations Leader AU/NZ
    Reece Group

    Lucas Finch
    Lucas Finch

    Global Director of Wellbeing
    Xero

    Kiraly Wills
    Kiraly Wills

    Associate Director HR Agile Squad Lead Manufacturing & Operations APAC
    CSL

  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

    In this interactive session, delegates will reflect on key insights shared throughout the day and develop action items for development and growth.

  • Event concludes

SPONSORS


Event Partner

  • Healthy Minds Program

Exhibitors

  • CU Health
  • Digital Wellness
  • The Baby Leader
  • The Work Perks Physio

VENUE


The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

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